Maine Outdoor Brands News

May 2018

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The three most important things for you to know.

  1. MOB’s headed to the OutDoor Show in Germany and Outdoor Retailer in Denver. We have a nice group of member brands lined up for both and there’s still room for more. Reach out to info@maineoutdoorbrands.com to register.
  2. We joined OIA’s Capital Summit in Washington, D.C. in April to lobby for the outdoor industry. As SNEWS’ editor, Kristin Hostetter puts it, “Advocating for what you believe in feels really, really good.”
  3. Check out the updated maineoutdoorbrands.com, including new memberships for nonprofit partners.

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar for these can’t miss events.
June 17 – 20
OutDoor Show
Friedrichschafen, Germany
Exhibit with MOB and save!

July 23 – 26
Outdoor Retailer (Summer Show)
Denver, CO
Exhibit with MOB and save!

TBD
Summer Member Meet Up
Grain Surfboards, York
Mike LaVecchia, founder of grain Surfboards, has offered to host a meet up at their new shop in York (one block from the beach!). Details to come.

Get Involved

As a member-led organization we’re always looking for ideas and opportunities to get together. Knowledge-sharing, industry advocacy and stories over a cold beer are all welcome.

Right now we’re looking for help planning our upcoming Breakfast Briefings (the first two were extremely well received). Email info@maineoutdoorbrands.com with ideas, topics or speakers that might benefit our members and their businesses.

By The Numbers

Did you know?: In 2017 Maine tourism grew 3.6% overall with outdoor recreation leading the pack at 8.5% growth. The next time someone asks you, “what is Maine Outdoor Brands all about, anyway?” we want to make sure you’re armed with information!

Maine’s Outdoor Recreation Economy: By The Numbers was developed by MOB as a tool to introduce state legislators and representatives to the state’s booming outdoor recreation economy.

The 2018 North American Camping Report, released by MOB member Scott Bahr of Cairn Consulting, focuses on the demographics and insights that drive this industry. Spoiler alert: did you know that new campers are now more diverse than the overall U.S. population?